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Raqcop = IPCop for Sun Cobalt Raq's.

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Raqcop 2.1.4 is available as an update only. To install from scratch, you must install Raqcop 2.1.1 from one of the documented methods first and then perform the 2.1.2 update followed by the 2.1.3 update then this update. This update adds nothing Raqcop specific from IPCop 2.1.4 but does update makegraphs.pl. If you had to edit makegraphs to use Google's dns or any pingable address of your choosing rather than your isp's gateway to ping against, you will have to edit makegraphs.pl the same way as the Note below. In a future upgrade I will move the variable to a value that gets saved in the backups and is external to makegraphs.pl so you don't have to edit makegraphs.pl every time it is upgraded in IPCop itself. As with 2.1.3, sorry for the inconvenience.  From IPCop:

This update upgrades the OpenSSL library everybody is talking about.

Previously:

Raqcop 2.1.3 is available as an update only. To install from scratch, you must install Raqcop 2.1.1 from one of the documented methods first and then perform the 2.1.2 update followed by this update. This update adds nothing Raqcop specific from IPCop 2.1.3 other than the unique Raqcop gpg signature and the same Raqcop makegraphs mods introduced in 2.1.1 to the IPCop superseded makegraphs script which was replaced with makegraphs.pl. If you had to edit makegraphs to use Google's dns or any pingable address of your choosing rather than your isp's gateway to ping against, you will have to edit makegraphs.pl the same way as the Note below. Sorry for the inconvenience.  From IPCop:

Raqcop 2.1.2 is available as an update only. Raqcop 2.1.0 and 2.1.1 updates are available as well as Raqcop 2.1.1 for those doing a fresh install! In addition to everything that IPCop 2.1.1 brings to us such as the long awaited urlfilter and much newer kernel as well as multiple program updates throughout the entire OS, Raqcop 2.1.1 brings an updated LCD program that uses /sys for much of it's information gathering. This was necessary due to changes in ifconfig that made it very difficult to get bandwidth up and down readings in a way that the LCD program could handle them and present them. System and Network graphs are modified to show finer scale (not 100% if the machine is only using 20% etc) and hourly graphs are added. A link quality graph is added, more on this below. Raqcop has always had a program built in that updates the pci and usb ids by sending the command 'updatepciusbids'. This can now be set in the scheduler. Go to the downloads section in the above menu.

If you update 2.0.6 to 2.1.0 and then 2.1.1, you end up with your existing edited /sbin/lcd moved to /sbin/lcd.old so you will need to copy the values from lcd.old to lcd. You will have to reboot after installing the 2.1.1 update. It is easiest to sftp in and edit it before you reboot after the 2.1.1 update. There is no need to start the lcd at this time, it will restart during boot.

Note: The addition of a link quality graph may require hand editing in the makegraphs script if your isp gateway does not allow pinging. In /usr/local/bin/makegraphs

You will see lines 696 and 697 as such:

my $LQ_GATEWAY="$remoteip"; # Your ISP's Gateway, Comment Out if Not Pingable.
#my $LQ_GATEWAY="$remoteip2"; # Google DNS, Uncomment if ISP Gateway Not Pingable.

If you aren't getting anything but lost packets, it likely means that your isp gateway is not pingable. Comment out line 696 and uncomment line 697. Line 697 refers to a function on line 54  which reads: my $remoteip2 = "8.8.8.8"; # Google DNS
This can be changed to anything you desire to measure ping time against.

As always, the 2.10.3 ext3 rom is required in order to run Raqcop.

Detailed guide showing how to flash the Raq3 or Raq4 ROM for use with RaqCop. Click here for the guide.

Symantec VelociRaptor Users:

RaqCop also works great on a Symantec VelociRaptor. Some VelociRaptor's, including the VelociRaptor 500, 700, 1000 and 1100 are nearly identical to Sun Cobalt's in hardware specs. If you own a VelociRaptor and are looking for a new software upgrade, RaqCop is the Solution for you!


Raqcop.com History:

RaqCop.com was founded in October 2007 to utilize the hardened Linux and very stable IPCop Firewall on Sun Cobalt Raq / Symantec VelociRaptor Hardware. IPCop is by far the worlds best Linux firewall distribution and paired with a Sun Cobalt Raq or VelociRaptor, it makes a perfect inexpensive custom router / firewall.


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The Team:

dave.studeman@raqcop.com

RaqCop Guru / Chief Design Engineer

brian.ridgeway@raqcop.com

Project Management / Website Admin / Testing


Join Us in Our Mission:

If you would like to join our team or feel you have ANYTHING, yes I mean ANYTHING to offer us, please contact one or all of us. We are currently looking for anyone who could help us with the Front Panel LCD Functionality of the Raq's (Perl Coder Needed). Currently RaqCop displays bandwidth info on the LCD but the buttons do not have functionality like StrongBolt or the Original Raq OS from Sun. Any testers are also very welcome! Furthermore, any help from the creators of IPCop is also highly welcome and would be much appreciated. Thanks for your interest and we hope you enjoy!


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